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H.R. 1096 (99th): African Famine Relief and Recovery Act of 1985

A bill to authorize appropriations for famine relief and recovery in Africa.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Feb 19, 1985
99th Congress (1985–1986)

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Mar 6, 1985

This bill was vetoed by the President on March 6, 1985 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


Theodore Weiss

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district



36 Cosponsors (25 Democrats, 11 Republicans)



Feb 19, 1985

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Feb 19, 1985
Ordered Reported

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Feb 26, 1985
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 27, 1985
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 6, 1985

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

H.R. 1096 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1096. This is the one from the 99th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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